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Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

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Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

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This Tour is NOT just a Wine Tour but also History and Nature Tour. One hour from Halifax is Wolfville and Grand Pre National Historic Site the first stop on Tour.<br><br>Explore the natural beauty of the Annapolis Valley &amp; Nova Scotia’s Wine Country. You will visit Fox Hill Cheese as well as three Award winning Vineyards including Luckett's, Lightfoot and Wolfville and Planter's Ridge where you can try Nova Scotia's finest wine Tidal Bay. You will also see stunning Views &amp; Vistas of the Bay of Fundy from Blomidon Look-off Provincial Park. We also will visit Halls Harbour to SEA the Highest Tides in the World and a great spot for lunch.<br><br> Bring your Eagle Eye as we pass Sheffield Mills a large Bald Eagle Nesting area and then your tour will continue traveling into the heart of the Annapolis Valley through a 400-year-old village of Wolfville.<br><br>Then with your heart filled with wild and wonderful memories sit back and enjoy a relaxing scenic ride back to your waiting cruise vessel or hotel
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Gabriela Aguilera wrote a review Aug 2020
Tulum, Mexico35 contributions
A place full of history. One of our favourites, and it's not expensive. We really enjoyed our visit. People it's really kind.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Napen01 wrote a review Aug 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom106 contributions52 helpful votes
Was looking forward to going here and it did not disappoint! It was a good size, had lots of variety and interesting stories. We enjoyed a healthy lunch in the cafe too. It was in a good location with lots of other small attractions nearby the cruise terminal (if you just zig zag past the groups of cruise ship tourists!) We walked all the way along the waterfront to get to the museum and would recommend a stop off at Rousseau Chocolate shop en route!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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NormLWat wrote a review Jun 2020
Waterloo, Canada804 contributions143 helpful votes
Located on pier 21 this museum provides a terrific overview of immigration into Canada. Similar to the experience at Ellis Island, you walk through the experience the immigrants had when they arrived. From story boards to artifacts you can learn about the process and where people came from. Take the citizen challenge to see how much you actually know (or don’t know) about Canada. Great gift shop and food area also on site.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Marty Bielicki wrote a review Apr 2020
Jensen Beach, Florida12,793 contributions3,299 helpful votes
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If you are on a cruise ship this museum is extremely doable located at Pier 21. It is the only remaining Canadian ocean immigration building. Often compared to Ellis Island, we found their interactive displays to be better than the American counterpart. The facility came on-line in 1928. The lateness is due to the famous “Halifax Explosion” that killed over 2000 people. Two ships collided in the harbor carrying ammunition. It took Halifax years to recover. This facility from 1928 through 1971 admitted over million immigrants. Many of their stories are related in this museum. There are videos, plenty of artifacts and pictures and even a colonist train that shipped immigrants across Canada. There are tours and even audio-guides. There is plenty to see and we highly recommend you need at least an hour or more to see it. You may come across a memorial sculpture, the “Wheel of Conscience,” commemorating the 1939 German ship “MS St. Louis.” Over 900 Jewish passengers needed refuge. Cuba, the United States and even Canada denied ship entry. Hollywood would later make a movie called “The Voyage of the Damned.” The ship eventually went back to Europe where a quarter of the passengers were killed in the Holocaust. As for physical presents, we like Ellis Island better. As for interactive displays, the Canadian Immigration Museum wins hands down. If you have time, it is well worth the price of admission. We also enjoyed walking to the Public Gardens and then to Halifax’s famous Citadel. If you get there before 12 noon, you can see and definitely hear the canon going off. If you found this review to be “helpful” in any way, please press “LIKE” to let me know.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Michael S wrote a review Mar 2020
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Fascinating tour of what was once Canada's Ellis Island and a!so the jumping off point for Canadian troops headed off for war. Excellent movie about immigrants from all over. Our tour was led by a man who arrived through this facilty after WW2. This place will tug at your heart. Highly recommended. The most memorable thing we visited in Halifax.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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